LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Tyrone Watson scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and New Mexico State outlasted Denver 53-42 on Wednesday night.
New Mexico State (13-8, 7-2 WAC) shot only 36.5 percent from the field, making 19 of 52 attempts, but was 12 for 18 from the free-throw line and out-rebounded the Pioneers 41-24.
Denver had similar luck from the field, making only 40.9 percent and was a dismal 3 for 18 from beyond the arc.
The Aggies led 29-22 at halftime and led by as many as 17 points with just over 4 minutes to go in the game.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the 5th-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.